Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Her Life in Pictures: Ten

As our gotcha date rolled around in June 2011, Mabel was obsessed with the ducks!

Luckily, they moved on to Twinkie's house and our life got better fast! Except, Mabel Lou and I were fighting over the bed.... which led to one of our funniest posts!

Bart and Mabel were so enjoying their hikes together:

What wonderful times they had together:

It was an endless summer of fun:

Bart got his first taste of ice cream as Ms. Lou showed him what to do:

We also explored the upper area of the Arroyo a last time... the trails were still too damaged from the fire and the climb in and out was getting too much for the girl. The fence to this pond had never been opened before and Mabel had the best swim!

Mabel's newest nickname officially became Queen Bitch of Everything as she stole the party hats at Chloe's birthday party. This was a hilarious six part (!) post from October all titled Chloe's Pawty.

In November, working in the shop, I took one of my all time favorite pics of Mabel... the infamous "BaconHead" photo. I dropped in a pink background and it hangs over my sofa. This is the original:

The old jeepster needed a new tranny and Mabel, as always, was so happy when her Bessie got home! Whenever Bessie was sick and prevented us from creeking every single day, Mabel was simply thrilled to see her. She would often kiss the car!

For her 10th birthday, Mabel and Bart got a trip to In N Out Burger. She was SO happy!

The old girl still loved to run and play with her pals:

And while the ducks came back in the spring of 2012, Mabel had resigned herself to keeping her distance while keeping watch.

Overall, Ten was a pretty sweet year:


Ruth said...

As always, totally enjoyed the pictures and the captions. Thank you for continuing this story.

K9friend said...

Love the pictures and the post. It's wonderful to re-live the fun times we had with our critters.

Critter Alley

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

This was such a wonderful year, it was my hardest to write!

rottrover said...

that was the year of the Friday evening all-pack hikes, wasn't it?

Millie and Walter said...

You and Mabel Lou sure had a great year. I love how she just watched the ducks.

Snowbrush said...

What wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing these happy memories.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Auntie Rottrover, YES!!!!

Dory and the Mama said...

What wonderful photos, just loved Mabel's wagging tail!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo